Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One day All India General Strike called by 10 Central Trade Unions on 2nd Sept, 2015 successful in Koraput Division

Dear Comrades,

































PRESS STATEMENT on 2nd Sept 2015 Strike

Dear Comrades,

PRESS STATEMENT
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
First Floor, North Avenue Post Office,
New Delhi. 110 001.

Website: confederationchq.blogspot.com.

Dated: 2nd September, 2015.

PRESS STATEMENT
The initial report received at the Confederation CHQ indicates the participation of about 8.5 lakh Central Government employees in today’s general Strike action of the Indian working Class. Earlier endorsing the call of the Central trade Unions, the Confederation of CGE and workers had called upon the Central Government employees to take part in the one day strike to compel the Govt. to withdraw the anti-people and anti-worker neo-liberal policies pursued since 1991. The report states that the offices of the Postal, Income Tax Ground Water Board, Survey of India Geological Survey of India, , Indian Bureau of Mines. Offices of the Census Departments, ISRO, Atomic Energy, Medical Store Depots, Film Institute of India, Offices of the AGMARK, various other autonomous scientific and research institutions, etc remained closed for the whole day and the work completely paralysed. The strike also paralysed the functioning of various offices of the Indian Audit and Account Department, Printing and Stationary, Census, CPWD, Civil Accounts, Indian Standards Institute etc. Total civilian employees of various Defence Organisations and Defence Accounts Departments participated in the strike.   The strike in which lakhs of workers participated has cautioned the Government of the consequences of scrapping the various labour welfare legislations intended to please the Corporate houses.

The Central Government employees were particularly unhappy over the denial of the wage revision for the past 5 years, non grant of interim relief and merger of DA, the continued outsourcing and contractorisation of Governmental functions, denial of the Statutory defined benefit pension to the fresh appointees and above all the closure of the negotiating forum- JCM- since 2010. The Finance Minister’s statement in the Parliament while laying the Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement pegging the additional revenue expenses on account of salary, pension etc for the year 2016-17 at just 5% more than 2015-16 was indicative of the nugatory attitude of the Government towards its own employees’ genuine demand for wage revision. It has no doubt acted as a catalyst to the enthusiastic participation of the employees in the Strike action.

The Strike was total in Kerala, Tamilnadu. Maharashtra, Punjab ,Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chattisgrah, MP, Orissa, West Bengal Assam, North Eastern States w and 80 to 90% in other States.

The Confederation secretariat congratulates the employees and their leaders, who undertook intensive Campaign to make the strike such a grand success. The Confederation Secretariat while thanking all its members for their whole hearted participation in the Strike and making it an unprecedented success, places on record the gratitude and appreciation for the yeomen efforts of the various Central Government Pensioners organizations in supporting the strike action.

KKN. KUTTY
President,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ALL INDIA ONE DAY GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND SEPT. 2015

ALL INDIA ONE DAY STRIKE ON 2ND SEPT. 2015

8th Bi-ennial Conference of Cuttack North Division held on 23.8.2015

Dear Comrades,

The 8th Bi-ennial Conference of Cuttack North Division held on 23.8.2015.

The following dignitaries were on the dias.

R SEETHALAKSHMI, GENERAL SECRETARY, AIPEU POSTMEN & MTS, CHQ

SARBESWAR MISHRA, SUPDT. OF POST OFFICES, CUTTACK NORTH DIVISION

R C MISHRA, LEADER, RJCM, ODISHA CIRCLE

S P DASH, DIVISIONAL SECRRTARY, GROUP-C, CUTTACK NORTH DIVISION

DR. NIRMAL RATH, JOINT SECRETARY, CITU, JAJPUR DISTRICT.

N C SINGH, CIRCLE SECRETARY, GDS-NFPE, ODISHA CIRCLE.

NISHAMANI SAHU, PRESIDENT, AIPEU POSTMEN & MTS, CUTTACK NORTH DIVISION

D B MOHANTY, DIVISIONAL SECRETARY, AIPEU POSTMEN & MTS, CUTTACK NORTH DIVISION-CUM-CIRCLE SECRETARY, AIPEU POSTMEN & MTS, ODISHA CIRCLE

Snapshots from the Conference














EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER: SEPTEMBER-2015: GET READY FOR ANOTHER STRUGGLE NEED TO REVIEW 6th MAY INDEFINITE STRIKE

Dear Comrades,

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER: SEPTEMBER-2015

GET READY FOR ANOTHER STRUGGLE
NEED TO REVIEW 6th MAY INDEFINITE STRIKE

            7th Central Pay Commission has completed its work and preparing report. As per information given by Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, Chairman, Pay Commission to National Council J.C.M.  Staff Side Secretary Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra that Pay Commission will submit its report to the Government of India by the end of September; 2015.It has also come to notice that Pay Commission has submitted application to Government of India to retain the office upto 31stOctober, 2015. But Government of India has granted extension for 4 months i.e. upto 31st December, 2015, so now it will be delayed upto the end of December, 2015.

            With the setting up of Pay Commission Postal JCA consisting NFPE, FNPO, AIPEUGDS (NFPE) and NUGDS put the demand to include GDS under purview of 7th CPC. Government rejected the demand. Postal JCA submitted Charter of Demands for Indefinite Strike from 6th May, 2015 during the Parliament March on 4th December 2014. Meetings  were held  with Postal  Department  and on Strike Charter of Demands and finally the issue of inclusion of GDS was again referred to Finance Ministry  and Secretary Post and Minister of Communications and IT  also assured to make maximum efforts to include GDS  in the purview of 7th CPC during the meeting  held with Minister on 5th May, 2015 and finally the strike was deferred. One important issue i.e. Cadre restructuring was also on priority of our agenda for which Minister told that he has accorded his approval and after that the file was sent to DOP&T. We pursued vigorously both the issues. Finally the case of inclusion of GDS has been rejected by Finance Ministry and Department of Post has started working on formation of bureaucratic Committee for revision of wages and other service conditions of GDS under Chairmanship of any retired Member of Postal Board. Regarding Cadre Restructuring it has been told by the officers of Postal Directorate  that the file of Cadre restructuring has been returned  by the Department of Personal and Training stating that it has to do nothing in this  and it is the internal matter of Department of Posts so there is no need of any kind of intervention by DOP&T and has advised to take clearance from Department of Expenditure , Minister of Finance. So the case has been sent to Finance Ministry for seeking approval. Though earlier it was told by J.S.F.A.  that there is no more financial implications in it.

            But as we are observing the policies of Government of India it seems that Finance Ministry may create hurdles in approving the cadre restructuring proposals

            If once the report of Pay Commission is submitted, it will be very difficult to get the Cadre restructuring proposals implemented.

            So our both main demands are not being met neither by Department of Post nor by Government of India.

            PJCA has again addressed Secretary Department of Post to fulfill the promises given during the meetings on Strike Charter of Demands but still we have not received any positive response from the Department. One important demand has also been submitted to  Department for filling up all vacant posts in all Cadres i.e. P.A., S.A. , Mail Guard, Mail Man, Postmen, GDS Mail Man, Driver and other staff in MMS, PA CO , PA SBCO, Postal Accounts Staff , Civil Wing Staff and GDS all categories.

            In the above circumstances it is the need of hour that we should revive our deferred strike from 6th May-2015. PJCA will soon meet and take decision.

            NFPE appeals to entire rank and file to get ready for another struggle to achieve our demands.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

MAKE THE 2ND SEPT, 2015 - ONE DAY STRIKE A GREAT SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

APPEAL

ALL POSTAL, RMS & GDS (NFPE) 

COMRADES ARE REQUESTED TO 

MAKE MAXIMUM EFFORTS TO MAKE 

THE ALL INDIA ONE DAY GENERAL 

STRIKES, 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2015 

HISTORIC SUCCESS.


LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED


KEEP TEMPO HIGH


 (R.N. Parashar)

 General Secretary

  AIPEU Group-C

Make the 2nd September 2015 All India Strike a historic success.

Dear Comrades,

                We have placed on our website the synopsis of the discussion the leaders of the Central Trade Unions had with the Group of Ministers on the 12 point charter of demands. The Central Trade Unions evaluated the Government’s response to the strike call and have come to the conclusion that in the absence of any tangible result, the strike action must take place.  The only issue on which there had been a concrete proposal from the Government was on the question of raising the bonus ceiling.  In fact such an assurance has been given by the earlier Government also.  Due to the pressure exerted by the employing class, the said assurance could not be translated into reality.  To have the assurance to be put into practice, the Bonus Act has to be amended and that is possible only in the next session of the parliament.  In other words, if one is to believe the assurance held out by the Government on the question of raising the ceiling for bonus computation, it can only have prospective effect i.e. for the next year 2016.  We firmly believe that the corporate would not allow the present government to give effect to this assurance.  The acrimonious ceiling on bonus while allowing unlimited extraction of profit for the companies is to be fought out through bitter struggles.\

CORE BANKING SOLUTIONS ROLLED OUT SUCCESSFULLY AT POTTANGI SO ON 31.8.2015

Dear Comrades,


Core Banking Solutions rolled out successfully at Pottangi SO on 31.08.2015.

Snaps of the Celebration